Welcome to Berkeley City Ballet

A community non-profit for 45 years.
Directed by Elizabeth Godfrey since 2000.


 «Berkeley City Ballet is the best school to learn real ballet. It is the most thorough and consistent ballet program in the East Bay BCB Parent

«BCB Pre-Professional students receive such an excellent training that they are prepared to audition and enter summer programs and schools such as the San Francisco Ballet School. My son, Mateo Guerrero, has been accepted to SFBS for two summers in a row on full scholarship and my daughter to Lines Summer Intensive!» Kimberly Guerrero

«BCB is not just a school of ballet. It is a school of life! Students learn so much about life and who they are on many levels.» BCB Parent

Classes continue through Summer!
Registration for Session 5 is open!

Classes begin June 18

Session Dates 2017-2018:
Session 1: September 5-November 11
Session 2: November 13-January 20
Session 3: January 22-March 31
Session 4: April 9-June 16
Session 5: June 18-August 25

Exciting Classes:

~BCB Boys Program free Classes for Boys: fees adjusted automatically upon registration
Boys Ballet 4-6yrs: Saturday 9:30-10:15
Boys Ballet 6-9yrs: Saturday 10:30-11:15

~Teen/Adult Drop-In Classes:
Beginning/Intermediate Adult/Teen Ballet: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00
Pay by class, $15/class (cash preferred)

~Summer Dance Camps (weekly) Register now: more information
June 18-22
June 25-29
July 2-6
July 9-13
July 16-20
July 23-27
Aug 13-17
Aug 20-24

Registration and all transactions for BCB are easy to do, just click on «To Register» to begin!
  • Once registered, there are no refunds. Please read our Financial Policies.
  • All Pre-Ballet/Ballet Basics students must wear the required class uniform.
  • Pre-Ballet/Ballet Basics uniforms available to purchase online in your student account from our School Store
  • Free, unlimited, parking in neighborhood residential area. Strictly No parking in the BCB lot, this is reserved for staff only
  • More detailed info under Classes-Schedule & Tuition


Congratulations to BCB Students for their acceptance into Summer Programs and Colleges:
Anna Diehl: Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive
Ysabel David: Lines Summer Intensive, BCB Teacher Training Program
Mateo David: San Francisco Ballet School Summer Intensive
Anabel Costa: UC Santa Barbara in Dance and International Environmental Studies, BCB Teacher Training Program
Emily Chung: Cal Poly in Architecture, Joffrey Ballet Chicago Summer Program
Eva Halasz: Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Intensive
Sarah-Lynn Oiknine: American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive
Sophia Morbidelli: Private Coaching Intensive with Raymond Tilton at BCB
Sara Leyser: BCB Teacher Training Program


Established in 1974 as a non-profit, Berkeley City Ballet remains a consistent and enduring part of the city of Berkeley.

For forty three years Berkeley City Ballet has created a safe, caring environment for students of all ages and levels to learn to dance and to perform. Students often begin lessons at a young age and grow up in our school. This gives them a special community, committed to them for the long-term. In this community they gain skills, not only in ballet and dance, but  also discipline, focus, respect, confidence, bravery, team-work, and poise. All of these skills support the student for a lifetime. Berkeley City Ballet believes that learning to dance well can also be fun and that each student can gain immensely from this art form.

Berkeley City Ballet is committed to our mission of bringing cultural enrichment, as well as an awareness and appreciation for the art of dance, to the diverse East Bay.


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